Ninja Foodi 14 in 1 with smart lid technology. It’s considered a Rapid Cooker. I started with the 9 in 1 but it had two lids, and frankly, I just didn’t have the cupboard and counter space for that and all of the accessories I had to have. I have the 8qt 14 in 1 it’s pretty large, particularly considering I’m a single female who lives in an RV! I don’t regret the large one, there are times when I want to make a boatload of chilli and freeze most of it. I’m also really into the pot-in-pot style of cooking which requires room for a shelf in the middle.
The drawbacks of this unit are that it’s huge and it’s expensive, but the price has come down dramatically since I purchased mine. It has completely replaced my propane oven which I hated using and broke, like so many RV ovens do. Side note, I replaced that oven with a countertop dishwasher and it’s absolutely the best decision I made.
The Shark Nina website has the following to say about the NInja 14 in 1:
“Meet the Ninja® Foodi® Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid™ & Smart Thermometer. The pressure cooker that steams and crisps. SmartLid Slider™ unlocks pressure cooking, air frying, and SteamCrisping, all under one SmartLid™. SteamCrisp™ Technology steams and crisps at the same time for faster, juicier, crispier results*. 14 1-touch programs unlock even more versatility. (*Vs. Ninja® FD300)
Pressure cook, air fry, and SteamCrisp™—all under one SmartLid™SmartLid Slider™: Slide to unlock 3 cooking modes and 14 cooking functions all under one lid.SteamCrisp™ Technology: Steam and crisp at the same time for faster, juicier, crispier results* without drying out. (*Vs. Ninja® FD300)Foodi® Smart Thermometer enables you to achieve even more accurate results at the touch of a button. No more guesswork.Smart Cook system: With 4 smart protein settings and 9 customizable doneness levels, achieve the perfect doneness from rare to well done. Hands-Free Steam Release: 3 auto-steam release controls allow you to select your desired pressure release setting. Unlock the juiciest way to air fry, prepare 1-touch meals up to 40% faster*, and bake artisan breads and cakes up to 25% faster. (*Vs. traditional cooking methods)Deluxe Reversible Rack: Double your cooking capacity or make 3-component full meals at the touch of a button—mains and sides all done at the same time.14 programmable cooking functions: Pressure Cook, Steam & Crisp, Steam & Bake, Air Fry, Broil, Bake/Roast, Dehydrate, Sear/Sauté, Steam, Sous Vide, Slow Cook, Yogurt, Keep Warm, ProofIncludes: 1760-watt unit with SmartLid™, Foodi® Smart Thermometer, 8-qt. cooking pot, 5-qt. Cook & Crisp™ Basket, Deluxe Reversible Rack, and 45+ recipe chef-inspired cookbook
This handy but massive kitchen gadget can and will replace every cooking gadget in your kitchen, except the slow cooker, but I’ve found I simply pressure cook the things I used to use my slow cooker for it’s a million times faster than slow cooking and yields better results in my opinion. I didn’t opt for the version that has the meat thermometer but it’s mostly due to the fact that I don’t cook and eat a lot of meat. I do occasionally regret not going for this option, so if money is not a concern for you and you eat a lot of meat, I think it’s one of the reasons many people love this machine!
For many families, the first thing they cook in this beast is a whole chicken! You can’t do that in most rapid cookers or air fryers because of size constraints. This new version of the Ninja Foodi has “tender-crisp” technology it pressure cooks to maintain maximum juiciness and then air crisps! I have done chicken wings this way and they are next-level!!! The only comparable all-in-one is the instant pot and I believe it still has two lids. Most side-by-side reviews are of the old Ninja Foodi with two lids and only 9 functions. All in all, in my opinion, the Ninja Foodi 14 in 1 is the better product because of the one lid and the 14 functions.
I need to mention how confusing it is to figure out which model to buy, there are so many with just one or 2 extra features, and you can’t possibly know which one you are looking at when you’re on amazon. read the fine details. I would honestly recommend getting the 14 in 1 with the thermometer, it really takes all the guess work out of how you like your meat.